Q. With reference to Mangrove Forests cover in India consider the following statements:
1.Mangrove areas in India have decreased in the past two years due to increase in climate change.
2.West Bengal has the highest forest cover under mangroves in India.
3.Asia has the maximum share of mangrove area in the world.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. The mangrove area in India has recorded an increase of 7.07 per cent to 4,992 sq km in 2021.

Statement 2: West Bengal has the highest forest cover under mangroves in India.

Statement 3: Asia has the maximum share of mangrove area in the world.

Source: Business Standard